Katie Suvak
By Katie Suvak Latest Reply 2014-03-05 11:09:44 -0600
Started 2014-03-04 16:57:50 -0600

Went to my doctors today. For the past years I've been struggling with numbers and have asked to have my insulin plans changed. They would say no. That's not a good idea blah blah blah. Today my doctor comes in seeing no improvement and is like "your best option would be to change your plan! " and I'm like. . . I've been saying that forever! ! ! Crazy crazy people. Well that's my little story

Tags: insulin

5 replies

Type1Lou 2014-03-05 11:09:44 -0600 Report

I found that if I became better informed about my diabetes, I got greater credibility with my health team. I've been reading "Think Like a Pancreas" by Gary Scheiner and read Dr Richard Bernstein's "Diabetes Solution". As a result, I've limited my carb intake and have been able to get my A1c back to 6.7. I'm convinced that carb reduction/control is a major factor in controlling BG's…along with the proper insulin to carb ratios. Learn as much as you can about how diabetes affects you and what you need to do to gain control. You'll be in a better position to challenge any dubious actions (or non-actions) from your doctors. Then, if the doctors fail to meet your needs, it might be time for a change of doctors. You are your own best advocate.

GabbyPA 2014-03-05 09:22:58 -0600 Report

I am glad your doctor has caught up. Did you ask them why they didn't want to make the changes earlier? Sometimes they want to give a treatment time to work, but a year is a little crazy to me.